The '''Cable News Network''' ('''CNN''') is an United States|American cable television|basic cable
and satellite television
channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System
division of Time Warner
[[http://www.timewarner.com/corp/businesses/detail/turner_broadcasting/index.html Time Warner: Turner Broadcasting] ]
It was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner
as a United States cable news|24-hour cable news
[[http://meandted.com/author.htm Reese Schonfeld Bio. (January 29, 2001)]]
however by April 2016, a CNN executive officially described the channel as "no longer a TV news network" and instead as "a 24-hour global multiplatform network."
Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news cycle|24-hour television news|news
and was the first all-news television channel in the...